About Nibbi

Our Sustainability Agenda

The green culture at Nibbi sprouted in 2002, when we began requiring our Project Managers and Preconstruction Managers become LEED® Accredited Professionals. With their knowledge and expertise, we have built some of the greenest buildings in the Bay Area. Nibbi Green is a philosophy based on the “triple bottom line” of sustainable building and design (people, planet, profit). Every sustainable decision we make must have a positive social, environmental and economic impact.

The most successful sustainability strategies are created when we are involved in an integrated design and construction process. When possible, we collaborate with our architecture and engineering partners to create green building systems that are highly integrated, efficient and constructable.

Other green initiatives and guidelines for maximizing our sustainable efforts include:

Jobsite

  • Recycling 75-95% of our construction debris
  • Donating reusable construction materials to non-profit groups
  • Using biodiesel in our construction equipment
  • Using non-toxic cleaners
  • Employing only certified environmental hazardous waste removal firms
  • Implementing Storm Water Pollution Prevention Programs (SWPPPs)
  • Providing fleet vehicles for multi-employee use

Office

  • Eliminating all plastic bottles and styrofoam
  • Radically reducing paper use by using double-sided printing, streamlining all documents, and emailing submittals and RFIs
  • Using printing paper with a minimum 35% recycled content and stationery with 100% recycled content
  • Using auto-sensor and low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Recycling at least 50% of office debris
  • Donating gently used office equipment to non-profits
  • Encouraging public transportation, carpooling and bike commuting through incentives

The following is a list consisting of Nibbi’s sustainable projects:

USGBC—LEED®, GREENPOINT & GREEN COMMUNITIES

• Nancy & Stephen Grand Family House, San Francisco / LEED® Platinum

• The Exploratorium, San Francisco / LEED® Platinum

• Merritt Crossing, Oakland / LEED® Platinum

• St. Peter’s Place, San Francisco / LEED® Platinum and GreenPoint

• 899 West Evelyn, Mountain View / pursuing LEED® Platinum

• Armstrong Place, San Francisco / LEED® Gold and Green Communities

• UCSF Cardiovascular Research, San Francisco / LEED® Gold (Nibbi Concrete)

• CCSF Joint Use Facility, San Francisco / LEED® Gold (Nibbi Concrete)

• St. Anthony Medical Office Building, San Francisco / LEED® Gold

• Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Mission Clubhouse/ LEED® Gold

• Channel Apartments, San Francisco / LEED® Gold

• Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center & Residence, San Francisco / LEED® Platinum

• Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Don Fisher Clubhouse / LEED® Gold

• Madison Apartments, Oakland / LEED® Silver

• Plaza Apartments, San Francisco / LEED® Silver

• SPUR Urban Center, San Francisco / LEED® Silver

• Joseph Mazzola Training Center, San Francisco / LEED® Silver

• Potrero Launch, San Francisco / pursuing LEED® Silver

• Ohlone Gardens, San Lorenzo / pursuing LEED® Silver

• Venue Apartments, San Francisco / LEED® Silver

• Vera Haile Sr. Housing / St. Anthony’s Dining Room, San Francisco / LEED® Silver

• 1601 Mariposa, San Francisco / pursuing LEED® Silver

• UC Berkeley Helios Energy Research / LEED® (Nibbi Concrete)

• Lion Creek Crossing Phase IV, Oakland / Green Communities Certified

• 149 Mason St. Studios, San Francisco / Green Communities Certified

• Lion Creek Crossing Phase V, Oakland / Green Communities Certified

• 474 Natoma St. Apartments, San Francisco / GreenPoint

• Hunters View Redevelopment, San Francisco / pursuing GreenPoint

• Mission Bay Block 13, San Francisco  / GreenPoint

Want to learn more about becoming more “green”?  Below you’ll find links to several websites we recommend.

Recycling Guides by County

Sustainable Building Guides

  • RecycleWorks: A recycling program provided by San Mateo County
  • Green Home Building: Information about sustainable architecture and natural building
  • Green Building: Whether you are a homeowner looking to remodel your home green or a building professional wanting to learn more about how to build green, this is the place for you

Green Groups and Agencies

Green Projects

Nibbi Brothers Builds Dignified Housing at 149 Mason Street for San Francisco’s Homeless.

149 Mason Street Studios

Nibbi Brothers Builds Dignified Housing at ...

San Francisco, CA

New Affordable Housing Project in San Francisco.

474 Natoma Street

New Affordable Housing Project in San ...

San Francisco, CA

LEED® Platinum office building in downtown Mountain View

899 West Evelyn

LEED® Platinum office building in downtown ...

Mountain View, CA

Affordable Senior Housing Project In San Francisco’s Bayview District.

Armstrong Place, Senior Housing

Affordable Senior Housing Project In San ...

San Francisco, CA

New Affordable Housing Project in Berkeley.

Ashby Lofts

New Affordable Housing Project in Berkeley.

Berkeley, CA

New 16-story tower in Mission Bay

Azure at Mission Bay

New 16-story tower in Mission Bay

San Francisco

Construction of Landmark Bakery and New Restaurant on San Francisco’s Waterfront.

Boudin Bakery

Construction of Landmark Bakery and New ...

San Francisco, CA

Second clubhouse for BGCSF

Boys & Girls Clubs of S.F., Fulton Clubhouse

Second clubhouse for BGCSF

San Francisco

New Mission District Clubhouse with Historic Past.

Boys & Girls Clubs of S.F., Mission District ...

New Mission District Clubhouse with Historic ...

San Francisco, CA

Palo Alto’s Premier Senior Care Community.

Channing House

Palo Alto’s Premier Senior Care Community.

Palo Alto, CA

Affordable senior housing in the Baview

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Housing and Senior...

Affordable senior housing in the Baview

San Francisco

Affordable and Market-Rate Housing in the San Francisco Bayview District.

Hunter's View Phase I

Affordable and Market-Rate Housing in the San...

San Francisco, CA

Renovation of New Training Center for Local 38.

Joseph Mazzola Plumbers Union Training Center...

Renovation of New Training Center for Local ...

San Francisco, CA

Renovation/seismic upgrade of 1906 brick building

Koret Foundation

Renovation/seismic upgrade of 1906 brick ...

San Francisco

New Low-Income Housing in East Oakland.

Lion Creek Crossings Phase IV

New Low-Income Housing in East Oakland.

Oakland, CA

New senior housing in Oakland

Lion Creek Crossings Phase V

New senior housing in Oakland

Oakland

High-Quality, Eco-Friendly Structure Built in Downtown Oakland.

Madison Apartments

High-Quality, Eco-Friendly Structure Built in...

Oakland, CA

New affordable units in existing San Francisco senior housing

Madonna Residence

New affordable units in existing San Francisco...

San Francisco, CA

LEED Platinum Affordable Senior Housing in Oakland

Merritt Crossing Apartments

LEED Platinum Affordable Senior Housing in ...

Oakland, CA

Affordable mixed-use residential/retail in Mission Bay

Mission Bay Block 7W

Affordable mixed-use residential/retail in ...

San Francisco, CA

New Mission Creek Park Maintenance Facility

Mission Creek Park Maintenance Building

New Mission Creek Park Maintenance Facility

San Francisco, CA

Temporary housing for up to 80 families nearby the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital

Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House

Temporary housing for up to 80 families nearby...

San Francisco

Built for Belmont's Future. New On-Campus Student Housing for NDNU.

Notre Dame de Namur University Residence Hall...

Built for Belmont's Future. New On-Campus ...

Belmont, CA

New affordable housing in El Cerrito

Ohlone Gardens

New affordable housing in El Cerrito

El Cerrito

Historic Pier One Transforms from Warehouse to Waterfront Showpiece.

Pier One

Historic Pier One Transforms from Warehouse ...

San Francisco, CA

First Housing Project on West Coast to Obtain LEED Silver Certification.

Plaza Apartments

First Housing Project on West Coast to Obtain...

San Francisco, CA

New Market-Rate Housing in San Francisco’s Mission Bay Neighborhood.

Potrero Launch Apartments

New Market-Rate Housing in San Francisco’s ...

San Francisco, CA

Key to the Conservation of the Environment.

Recology Integrated Materials Recovery ...

Key to the Conservation of the Environment.

San Francisco, CA

New Ferry Terminal at Oyster Point in South San Francisco.

South San Francisco Ferry Terminal

New Ferry Terminal at Oyster Point in South ...

South San Francisco, CA

Nibbi Finds Innovation Site and Budget Solutions for New Urban Center.

SPUR Urban Center

Nibbi Finds Innovation Site and Budget ...

San Francisco, CA

New LEED® Gold Certified Building for the St. Anthony Foundation.

St. Anthony Foundation Medical Office Building...

New LEED® Gold Certified Building for the ...

San Francisco, CA

Nibbi Brothers Creates Reproduction of St. Francis of Assisi’s Intricately Crafted Chapel, La Porziuncola Nuova.

St. Francis of Assisi - La Porziuncola Nuova

Nibbi Brothers Creates Reproduction of St. ...

San Francisco, CA

Building a Just and Equitable Community for All.

St. Peter’s Place

Building a Just and Equitable Community for ...

San Francisco, CA

Seismic Renovation and Historic Preservation for Exploratorium's New Bayside Home.

The Exploratorium @ Pier 15

Seismic Renovation and Historic Preservation ...

San Francisco, CA

New Student Housing for UCSF.

UCSF - 145 Irving Street Student Housing

New Student Housing for UCSF.

San Francisco, CA

Market-rate apartments in a seven-story courtyard building in Mission Bay

Venue (Mission Bay Block 3W)

Market-rate apartments in a seven-story ...

San Francisco, CA

A new kitchen and dining hall (plus senior housing) for St. Anthony Foundation

Vera Haile Senior Housing/ St. Anthony's ...

A new kitchen and dining hall (plus senior ...

San Francisco